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(non-EU) Can my spouse from EU country have a working permit?

Hello, I got a job in Switzerland I am not from the EU my company is tramitting my working permit I ma not sure if they will get an L or a B, but I would like to move to Switzerland with my boyfriend who is from the EU, does anybody knows if he will be granted a working permit as well?
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Hello, I got a job in Switzerland I am not from the EU my company is tramitting my working permit I ma not sure if they will get an L or a B, but I would like to move to Switzerland with my boyfriend who is from the EU, does anybody knows if he will be granted a working permit as well?
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Assuming your partner is from the Netherlands or another 'old' EU country then he has the right to work in Switzerland.
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse from EU country have a working permit?

Hi Folks,
I suppose my question is answered in these forums several times, but I am not able to find them at the moment. So I ask one more time about work permits of non EU spouses(non married)..sorry for that..
I am a Turkish citizen, living and working in Australia more than a year and my bf, a Swede citizen, got a job offer from Zurich. We are together for a year but not married and considering that we are just beginning of our 20's, we don t think to get marry for the next 5 years.
Since he is from Sweden, his visa process is quite straight-fwd. But for me;
Is there any possiblity of my being granted a work visa? if yes, could u give me any advise how to do it?
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limitations on L-permit

I see it's an old thread, but the question will always be here.
I got my visas (D) from the consulate in Chicago today.
They didn't know (want to tell me?) what permit I will get in Switzerland.

I called the HR of the University which hires me in CH. And they answered, that I am on L-permit. And it will not allow my wife to work.

We are Bulgarians, which is an EU member and recently allowed by a referendum in CH to work in the country.
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I see it's an old thread, but the question will always be here.
I got my visas (D) from the consulate in Chicago today.
They didn't know (want to tell me?) what permit I will get in Switzerland.

I called the HR of the University which hires me in CH. And they answered, that I am on L-permit. And it will not allow my wife to work.

We are Bulgarians, which is an EU member and recently allowed by a referendum in CH to work in the country.
If your contract is for less than 1 year then itīs normal to get an L permit, even if you are EU.
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Interestingly if you were non-EU and she had an EU passport then you would both receive EU permits and she would be entitled to work.
Richard, could you possibly provide links from the government pages about this for me to investigate? I'm non-EU but my wife is, and if I can switch my L-permit to a B based on my wife's UK citizenship it will resolve a lot of headaches.

Does it by any chance involve employment on her side? Besides her occupation (fashion design) not being the most demanded in Zurich, personal circumstances don't allow her to work for another year or so..
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Richard, could you possibly provide links from the government pages about this for me to investigate? I'm non-EU but my wife is, and if I can switch my L-permit to a B based on my wife's UK citizenship it will resolve a lot of headaches.

Does it by any chance involve employment on her side? Besides her occupation (fashion design) not being the most demanded in Zurich, personal circumstances don't allow her to work for another year or so..
can't help with links but what you're looking for will come under 'family re-unification' laws. possibly the quickest and easiest thing to do would be to go to your local permit office and tell them 'hey i'm married to an EU'er and she has a B-permit, i think i'm entitled to one too. Can you fix it for me?'

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can't help with links but what you're looking for will come under 'family re-unification' laws. possibly the quickest and easiest thing to do would be to go to your local permit office and tell them 'hey i'm married to an EU'er and she has a B-permit, i think i'm entitled to one too. Can you fix it for me?'

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To which they'll respond "Hey, an EU'er can only receive a B residence permit to the extent that s/he is gainfully employed or otherwise has enough financial means through the exercise of an independent activity. So no, sorry, we can't fix it for you either."
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To which they'll respond "Hey, an EU'er can only receive a B residence permit to the extent that s/he is gainfully employed or otherwise has enough financial means through the exercise of an independent activity. So no, sorry, we can't fix it for you either."
so being married to someone who is gainfully employed is not "an independent activity"?
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

i have also a related question my wife is from the new EU countries and am a student with B permit non EU can my wife get a B permit or L please i need your advice on this issue thanks
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i have also a related question my wife is from the new EU countries and am a student with B permit non EU can my wife get a B permit or L please i need your advice on this issue thanks
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

Bonjour tout le monde,

I am here with my fiancee on a tourist visa and he has a working permit (L) to stay and work within Switzerland. I want to find out what my options are to stay with him as I am a dependant and don't mind if I don't find work. We are both non-EU from Australia.

I also have a working holiday visa for France which I hold for up to a year, which can be another option but my priority is to stay in Switzerland with him.

I noticed the thread speaks about spouses, and getting married would be easier but alas we are getting married next year.

Any feedback or help will gladly be rewarded with a refreshing beer.
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Bonjour tout le monde,

I am here with my fiancee on a tourist visa and he has a working permit (L) to stay and work within Switzerland. I want to find out what my options are to stay with him as I am a dependant and don't mind if I don't find work. We are both non-EU from Australia.

I also have a working holiday visa for France which I hold for up to a year, which can be another option but my priority is to stay in Switzerland with him.

I noticed the thread speaks about spouses, and getting married would be easier but alas we are getting married next year.

Any feedback or help will gladly be rewarded with a refreshing beer.
Cheers
SM.
I cant help you re L permit info but you need to call or go the canton office ASAP to start the ball rolling if you are there and want to stay there. But first use this website to find advice/similar situations so you know your options and what's allowed and not allowed.

It might help that you are engaged but with you already inside the Schengen for 90 days, you won't have a lot of time left to get the approval before you have to leave. However the working holiday visa in France might entitle you to stay in Switzerland for more than 90 days at a time - I'd check on that one.

IF they can't help you there and you have to come home, go to: http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/...sformular.html (hope the link worked) What it's a link of, is a Visa D long stay visa for Switzerland for family re-unification, work etc but you have to be in Australia to apply and it can take 2-4 months to be approved (and it's not for fiances but spouses but hey you can still apply if they let you - they are letting me for different reasons). Not sure how you'd go if you already have a French work visa valid.

The Swiss consulate in Sydney (embassy can't help with visas) told me you cannot apply for a permit IN Switzerland while you're simply a tourist there, however you will find random stories on EF where people have applied direct to the canton, while being a tourist and been approved.

If you type in certain words in the "search" function you'll find a heap of threads relating to this..L permit, Dependant, Student visa non EU etc. that will help you more than some official channels can....

You could try looking into student permits if you're keen to study something like German maybe? I might be too old to apply I just discovered Also if you get a permit I think you'll find you won't be able to work anyway because you're both non-EU (unless you find a Swiss job and they apply for a work Permit B for you).

Good luck - I'm in a similar position (not engaged) but mine is with a Swiss Citizen and I still have "buckleys chance" (as we like to say) of having the visa approved (I think but I'm hoping like crazy I'm wrong).
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

Hi, everyone.
Probably you can help me too.
I'm going to work in canton Basel-Land (B-permit). And, as I've heard, I should live at the same canton.
I am arrving with my wife. She can looking for a work only in Basel-Land, or in other canton too, for example Basel-Stadt?
And other question: she is a finansist in bank (Russia). Is it possible to find work in banking area? Deutsch is on about B2 level, English worst.
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

hi my husband has got a job offer from a company is Switzerland... we are both non eu, residing in UK. I am not working and would be applying as a dependent, I would like to know can I make an application together with him or do I need to wait for him to get a residence permit and then apply for a dependent's visa
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hi my husband has got a job offer from a company is Switzerland... we are both non eu, residing in UK. I am not working and would be applying as a dependent, I would like to know can I make an application together with him or do I need to wait for him to get a residence permit and then apply for a dependent's visa
You will have to wait for his permit to be approved as there's no guarantee he's got the job yet. When he gets notification from his new employers that their application for him has been successful then you can start the dependent's process off.

Don't forget you will both need visas too as the UK isn't part of the Schengen Area Agreement.
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Hi everyone

I did not read all the posts. But to Damjan:

If you are married, and one of the spouses has an L permit, you cah apply for family reunion. So the spouse is entitled to life in Switzerland. This does not enclude the entitlement to work. After 12 month, you can prolong the L permit if the requirements are still given (your employer has to do that). After 24 month, you can prolong your L permit, but then it will change automatically into a B permit. With a B permit it is likely that your wife is also entitled to work. It depens on your B (which is not visible on the permit).

But: If you are married, you can always ask for family reunion, and you will have a legal claim. you can also take your children with you (until the age of 18, (EU family reunion for children, until 21)).

Therefore, normally, you apply for family reunion in the same application as for the work and the resident permit. This will fasten the process.

Hope your questions are answered.

And if you have problems, ask your employer for help. Normally they do that often.
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@shrya: if you only want to stay in switzerland with your spouse, normally you ask for family reunion in the same application with your spouse. As i said, it will fasten the process. Normally all the visas will then be issued together. But you can also ask for family reunion in a later stage. But then you will have to submit your own application with all the requested documents. It is more complicated and more time consuming.
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@olafspd: your wife will be entitled to life with you. If she will also be entitled to work, there are two opportunities:

- If you will get a B permit (which is unlikely), she is probably entitled to work. It depends on your B permit (not visible on the permit, you will have to call the migration office or the office for labour and market. The be can be issued for a porject or for an unlimited period. The reason for the B will give the answer if she is entlitled to work (in easy words, it is more complicated).

- she can apply for a work permit independent. But then she will have to fulfil all the requirements, which are quite high. EG priority of EU/CH people, high educated, high enough salary, etc.

Regarding the canton: you should live in the same canton where you work, but it is not a legal force, only an advantage. If you work and life in different cantons, it will be more complicated, as three decicion taking authorities are involved. And with a B you are normally not allowed to change the job without the application. Also to move to an other canotn, you will have to submit an application.
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